AT&T Expands Edge Solutions Portfolio by Offering Cisco ENCS With AT&T

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July 17, 2019 — DALLAS — Building upon its leadership in edge-to-edge virtualized capabilities, AT&T* now offers the Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS) as part of its Edge Solutions portfolio to help businesses increase their networking agility. Unlike traditional network hardware that performs a single function,...Learn More

CenturyLink Secures Certifications for Cisco Powered Cloud and Managed DNA Services Worldwide

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MONROE, La., May 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced that the company is the first Cisco alliance partner to secure certifications for all cloud and managed DNA services based on the Cisco Meraki platform. CenturyLink’s services were tested and validated for the ability to deliver...Learn More

Verizon, Cisco and Juniper Networks Bring SDN Functionality to the Edge

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Verizon, Cisco and Juniper Networks are using software-defined networking to simplify and increase functionality at the edge of the carrier’s network. The Verizon Cisco Juniper SDN project focuses on combining service edge routers for Ethernet and IP-based services into a single platform. “By decoupling the...Learn More

Verizon VNS Solution Bundles Aim to Simplify SDN

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Verizon expects to remove some barriers to implementing software-defined networking (SDN) with its new Virtual Network Services (VNS) Solution Bundles, which the company launched today. Verizon VNS Solution Bundles are pre-packaged service chains that Verizon developed by working with Checkpoint Software, Cisco, Fortinet, Palo Alto...Learn More

Verizon, Cisco Collaborate on Hybrid Information-Centric Networking

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Verizon and Cisco are collaborating on accelerating adoption of hybrid information-centric networking (ICN), an emerging and innovative approach to content-aware service offerings. The companies say that focusing network communication around “named data” rather than location identifiers such as IP addresses, should enable service providers to...Learn More

NorthState Technology Solutions Introduces Cisco Meraki as a Service (MaaS)

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NorthState Technology Solutions, a secure cloud and IT solutions provider, has added Cisco Meraki as a Service (MaaS) to its line of business offerings. Cisco Meraki is a cloud-managed solution that allows businesses and other organizations to streamline...Learn More

Cisco Broadsoft Acquisition Targets Booming Collaboration Market, Helps Cisco Diversify

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Cisco announced a definitive agreement to acquire Broadsoft for $1.9 billion, or $55 a share, assuming fully diluted shares including conversion of debt. The Cisco Broadsoft acquisition has been approved by the board of directors of each company. The acquisition is expected to close during...Learn More

Cisco: Average Mobile Broadband Speed to Exceed 20 Mbps by 2021

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More people will be using mobile phones than bank accounts worldwide come 2021 – 5.5 billion as compared to 5.4 billion, respectively, according to the 11th annual Cisco mobile traffic forecast. Ongoing strong growth in the world population of mobile telecom handset users, smartphones and...Learn More

AT&T FlexWare is New Name for Expanded Virtual Network Functions Offering

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AT&T FlexWare is the new name  for the virtual network functions service that AT&T launched back in July. That offering, formerly known as AT&T Network Functions on Demand, also now offers an alternative customer premises device and has been expanded to additional countries and to...Learn More

Verizon Virtual Network Services Quite Similar to AT&T Network Functions on Demand

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Verizon Virtual Network Services, launched today, will give customers “around the globe” the ability to download a range of network functions to generic premises-based hardware, Verizon said. The news came just days after AT&T announced a similar offering, which it calls “Network Functions on Demand.”...Learn More

AT&T Network Functions on Demand Lets Enterprises Download Routers in 76 Countries

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AT&T remains very active on the software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) fronts. And as an announcement Sunday about AT&T Network Functions on Demand illustrates, the company sees strong potential for the technology internationally. AT&T Network Functions on Demand will let the...Learn More

Blackfoot Recognized as Cisco Premier Partner

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Missoula, Mont. — July 12, 2016 — Blackfoot Telecommunications Group, an innovative communications, broadband and IT solutions provider serving customers throughout the region, announced its recognition as a Cisco Premier Partner, with Advanced Core and WAN Specializations. As a Cisco Premier Partner, Blackfoot has the...Learn More

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